Accessing Nextcloud With WebDAV on Arch

Mon 15th February 2021 By David T. Sadler.

I have a Nextcloud instance and I want to mount it as a directory on my local machine. Since Nextcloud cloud supports the WebDAV protocol its possible to do this by installing davfs2 which can mount a WebDAV resource.

The first thing I had to do was install davfs2.

$ sudo pacman -S davfs2

Next I created the directory where Nextcloud would be mounted.

$ mkdir -p .local/share/nextcloud

I then needed to tell Arch how to mount Nextcloud by adding the below line to the /etc/fstab file. /home/david/.local/share/nextcloud davfs rw,user,uid=david,noauto 0 0

Since access to Nextcloud is controlled by a username and password these where added to the ~/.davfs2 file. username password

I made sure this file had the correct permissions to ensure security.

$ chmod 600 ~/.davfs2/secrets

Now I can mount Nextcloud and access my files just like any others.

$ mount .local/share/nextcloud


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